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“Wait times - absolutely appalling!”

Robin Hood Family Bistro & Cafe
Ranked #154 of 387 Restaurants in Ballarat
Price range: $3 - $24
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: The Robin Hood Hotel is the newest family destination in Ballarat. It has been recently renovated to provide all the customers the best experience. It's delicious food and modern bistro set up is well-known in the area. The Robin Hood is a family friendly venue and has a Kids Playground so you can take some time off to enjoy a great meal. There is something for everyone at Robin Hood Hotel. We just improved the bar area to allocate new stool tables and it is now working as an entertainment area for the younger crowd. We have weeknight specials, member's night and sport and entertainment on weekends, there is always something for everyone down at The Robin Hood Bistro: Come down to the Robin Hood Hotel, Ballarat and enjoy a meal in our fantastic modern and fresh new Bistro. Bring the whole family and let the kids run around in our indoor Playground, fun for everyone. Bar: The Bar is modern and charming. It is the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite beer on tap or just chat away with friends. Also it is where the younger crowd feels more comfortable listening to some good music or watching sports. There is also an outdoor area, very convenient for more privacy or a challenging game of pool. Functions: The Robin Hood Hotel is the ideal venue for your next function. With a semi private function space and endless options there is no better place to celebrate. Anything from a casual cocktail party with canapes to a more formal dinner, the Robin Hood Hotel can cater to all your desires. We cater for: BIRTHDAYS - ENGAGEMENT PARTIES - CHRISTENINGS - WORK FUNCTIONS - CHRISTMAS - EASTER - ANNIVERSARIES WHAT'S ON? MONDAYS: Budget Bu$ters Night - $14.00 Pub Classics TUESDAYS: Budget Bu$ters Night - $14.00 Pub Classics WEDNESDAYS: Parmas of the World - $14.00 THRUSDAYS: Steak night - $15.00 Members Night - Prize giveaways and cash jackpots FRIDAYS: Acoustic tunes - Drink specials all night Happy Hour from 7pm till 10pm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had reserved a table for approx 20 people for Saturday lunch last week but, on the day, the table set up ( as requested and confirmed with the lady in charge) was not available. Thankfully a kindly staff member was able to locate us elsewhere where we could all sit together as one table. However, while the food was fine, some people in our group waited over an hour + half for their food. This is completely unacceptable - we will not be returning!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

From start to finish service and food was terrible. An hour and half wait only for food to go back as was inedible. Two people in group had birthday vouchers they couldn’t claim because machine was broken. Service staff were so discourteous. 30 people won’t return and will tell at least another 30 not to go here. Beyond bad!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank frangipani1722
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Six of us had a night out, dishes ordered were Salt n Pepper Calamari, Porterhouse Stk (Special of the night with Creamy Seafood !! Sauce) and Rissotto. After waiting over one and half hours for our meal the only dish that got a tick was the Rissotto. The Calamai was over cooked and slightly brown, and the steak was soo small and the first 3 bites were all grizzle and the meat chewy, the sauce was runny with a couple of tiny shrimp for the "Seafood". Wont be going back for while until they get their act together.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank 823lozza
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

Overall the meals are very good, and at a standard pub meal price which is reasonable. Only down size is that you cannot order anything off the main course list as an entree, we wanted to order two plates of Salt and Pepper Squid to share on the table as a lead in to our main meals and was told that we could not do this and we could only order entrees of the entree list.. Most other restaurants or hotels do not have this policy.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank Nick J
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Sorry but the food was terrible and cold. The paella dish came in a red sauce but the menu doesn’t state that.
Needless to say won’t be coming here again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Antshec
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